MOSCA DE ESPAÑA
Last week we did the Valentines thing, or the lonely thing, your choice, but you did something. This week has been the week of arrogance. Trump arguing with the Pope, Kanye West (just that, Kanye west), all the hoopla from the grammys, and so on and so on, but arrogance in a really annoying way. So in light of all these arrogant people, let’s turn to our friends at Arrogante Tequila* for a cocktail recommendation. Enter, Mosca De España (Mosquito from Spain). This tequila drink is everything you’ve been asking for, a little bit mojito, a little bit delicious.
- 1.5 oz Arrogante Anejo Tequila
- 0.75 oz Arrogante Damiana Liqueur
- 0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 0.5 oz Simple Syrup
- 5 – 6 Small Fresh Mint Leaves
- 2 Pieces of Fresh Pineapple, cut in 1 inch cubes
- 4 Dashes Blood Orange Bitters
- Garnish: Pineapple Spear
PREPARATION:In a Boston shaker, lightly muddle together fresh mint leaves, pineapple chunks, simple syrup and freshly squeezed lime juice. Then add Arrogante Blanco tequila, Arrogante Damiana liqueur and a handful of ice and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
Strain into a tall glass filled with ice through a fine mesh strainer. Add 4 dashes of Blood Orange Bitters on the top and stir briefly. Garnish the cocktail with a pineapple spear.
Note: Canned pineapple can be substituted for a fresh one but in this case you may want to adjust the sweetness of the cocktail by reducing the amount of simple syrup.
DEVELOPED BY:Michael Glassberg (Carousel Bar, New Orleans)